Save Our 9/11 Memorial Forest
Pirates Wharf is an 230 acre native forest near Salisbury, Maryland. It is one of the few remaining large tracts of older public forests on the Eastern Shore. In 2002 it was dedicated as a 9/11 Memorial Forest, and recognized by the US Forest Service as a “Living Memorial”. Almost 3,000 trees were individually marked with the names of all the victims of 9/11. Now the Wicomico County Council and Administration wants to commercially log the forest, including all the memorial trees, for a short term financial gain. This forest is on public parkland. It is not only a Memorial Forest but it also provides free, family-friendly outdoor recreation, miles of safe, off-road running, hiking, and biking trails and a sanctuary for wildlife. We need your help to save Pirates Wharf Forest from being turned into a pine plantation. Please sign our petition so we can let this handful of men know that this is not acceptable to us. This Memorial Forest should be preserved!
Visit our website to learn more about the forest: http://oldgrowthfn.wix.com/pirates-wharf-forest.